| As one of the leading science centers in the country, The Franklin Institute is an educational and cultural center that directly reaches more than one million people each year with informal learning experiences engaging students, adults, and families. The Institute offers 12 world-class permanent exhibits providing hands-on learning experiences that introduce and reinforce key science concepts in creative and engaging ways. The Institute also hosts renowned traveling exhibits that draw local, national, and international visitors, such as King Tut, the most visited museum exhibit in the world in 2007, and Body Worlds in 2010. As an American Association of Museums-accredited organization, the Institute holds curatorial collections, particularly those related to Benjamin Franklin and the Wright Brothers, that are considered national treasures. |
The Vice President of Visitor Experience is a new position that presents a rare and exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to partner with both internal team members and outside creative experts to set the content and direction of the Institute’s exhibits and visitor experiences for the next phase of the Institute’s history. The Franklin Institute has unlimited potential as it begins to take on the next seven years and is poised to stand alone in the national and international marketplace. As the Franklin Institute embarks on the strategic plan that will lead into its 200th year, this position has an opportunity to lead in the creative vision for its future.
Reporting to the President & CEO, the VP of Visitor Experience has leadership and responsibility for the overall visitor experience of The Franklin Institute. This position is responsible for creating and implementing ideas and strategies that ensure an outstanding experience for all visitors.
We seek a proven leader who has the potential and passion to imagine all the Institute can be in this next Century. The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven (7) years at a senior management or executive level in a cultural institution, museum, live entertainment or amusement organization managing large-scale exhibitions and leading a diverse team of individuals and skill sets, both in-house and with external contractors. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required. A graduate degree is highly preferred.
Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please visit http://kittlemansearch.com/VP-of-Visitor-Experience-The-Franklin-Institute.html
For more information about The Franklin Institute, please visit: www.fi.edu.